Mauri mahi, mauri ora

– do the mahi, get the rewards –

If you live in Lower Hutt and are between 18 – 24 years then we can help you

Youth Employment Programme – Licence to Work

Locations: Wainuiomata and Taita

Duration: 14 Weeks – Semester Two Starts August 2020

Cost: FREE

Our programme enables us to place Rangatahi into work when once they complete and graduate. Developed by COMET, the Youth Employability Programme (YEP) LICENCE TO WORK provides activities to build these seven competencies employers say they want their workers to have:

  • Positive Attitude
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Self-management
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Thinking skills (problem solving and decision making)
  • Resilience

These learnings are then applied in Work Experience placements.  Local businesses provide work experience where new skills are developed, teamwork can be practiced, and references are added to your cv.

In the programme, we provide:

  • Learner Driver Licence
  • CV and Cover Letter
  • Interview practice and clothes
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Kai for breakfast and morning tea

You will receive on-going support for whatever you need from our team of Youth Advisors to ensure that you can succeed on this programme.



We help you get your driver licence, your Health & Safety, Site Safe, and other certificates you need for employment.


If you are work ready but need help with a CV, interview prep, interview clothes and work placements, we can help you. We have partnerships with many businesses in the Lower Hutt and Wellington area and have direct employment opportunities from time to time.


Clients registered with us all receive support form our trained Youth Advisors. Whatever your needs are, we provide support without judgement. Our wellbeing support is based on the Whare Tapa Whā model.

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